[FPSPACE] FW: Hubble Observations Confirm Planet Formation Theories
ljk4 at msn.com
Tue Oct 10 11:26:41 EDT 2006
>From: SciTech.editorial at esa.int
>To: ljk4 at msn.com
>Subject: Hubble Observations Confirm Planet Formation Theories
>Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 15:16:52 +0200 (CEST)
>MISSION NEWS AS OF 10 OCTOBER 2006
>+ HUBBLE OBSERVATIONS CONFIRM THAT PLANETS FORM FROM DISKS AROUND STARS
>By combining numerous Hubble observations taken over a 3-year period with
>ground based observations, a team of astronomers led by G. Fritz Benedict
>and Barbara E. McArthur has deduced the inclination of the nearest
>exoplanet's orbit around its parent star Epsilon Eridani and found it to be
>aligned with the star's debris disk.
>+ INTEGRAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPPORTUNITY FOR KEY PROGRAMME OBSERVING
>PROPOSALS FOR THE AO-5 CYCLE OF OBSERVATIONS
>The ESA director of science David Southwood invites proposers from all over
>the world to participate in this Announcement of Opportunity for Key
>Programmes of the AO-5 Cycle of Observations with INTEGRAL.
>MISSION STATUS REPORTS
>+ ROSETTA - SECOND DEEP SPACE MANOEUVRE
>On 29 September at 2:00UT, Rosetta successfully executed its second Deep
>Space Manoeuvre, altering the orbit by imparting a delta-v of nearly 32
>m/s. Rosetta is on course for a Mars flyby planned to take place in
>+ MARS EXPRESS - PREPARED FOR CONJUNTION SEASON
>After a recent period of power limitations due to long eclipses, Mars
>Express has been reconfigured to nominal configuration and is prepared for
>the conjunction season. In addition, preparations for a number of
>coordinated scientific observations between Mars Express and Rosetta
>instruments during the Rosetta Mars swingby of February 2007 are ongoing.
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